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Sunday, April 16, 2017

Cornell University - Learn How to Identify Bird Songs

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Have you woken up to singing birds on a spring morning, but didn't know who they were, or where to begin to identify them? 
Or heard a beautiful bird song out in the woods, but didn't know how to describe it to your birder friends to get help identifying it?
We've all been there.
Knowing who is singing around you is a satisfying milestone in any birder's life. 
The Cornell Lab's Bird Academy has created a new self-paced course, Be a Better Birder: How to Identify Bird Songs, to help you build the skills you need to turn that corner on birding by ear. 

Learn Using Natural Soundscapes
Travel across the country exploring seven real soundscapes with Dr. Sarah Wagner as your guide. She’ll introduce you to an exciting variety of wild voices and bring in Cornell Lab experts to teach you tips and tricks for learning to identify them. 

Train Your Ears with Innovative Learning Tools
Our unique Bird Song Spotlight Tool harnesses your visual brain to help you master the tricky task of identifying individual songs from a busy soundscape. 
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Free Bonus: Cornell Guide to Bird Sounds 
When you sign up for the course, you'll receive the Cornell Guide to Bird Sounds as a free bonus to help you learn the voices of the birds that live near you. This digital download features 1,379 songs and calls of 729 North American species. 
Feel Confident In the Field
This course will give you a complete birding-by-ear toolbox that you can apply immediately to learn any new birds that you hear. 
Try a free lesson, and take advantage of early bird pricing on pre-orders. The course material will be available on April 24th and it's self-paced so you can come back to it as often as you wish. 
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From the Cornell Lab experts you'll hear from in this course
"It's for me like wearing a comfortable blanket. I feel secure when I know who is singing around me." —Kathi Borgmann
"It allows me to go out into the forest any time of the year and detect a lot of the birds that I might not be able to see."  —Andrew Weber
"It makes me feel like I'm maybe a secret governmental agent who is always aware of their surroundings."  —Marc Devokaitis
Happy spring birding,
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Mya Thompson
Bird Academy Project Leader · Cornell Lab of Ornithology · birdacademy@cornell.edu

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